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and it would last forever. it really just turns brown. it doesn't char. >> hi, there. >> hi. >> first off, thank you for being such a rock star engineer. i really look up to that. you spoke this evening about inspiration and the fact that everybody who you look up to was inspired at some point in time in their life, between the ages of 4 and 14. i'm wondering, do you have your own branch -- do any of your divisions have a branch whose sole purpose is to inspire the youth? are you familiar with first, for instance? >> you know, i'm very familiar. in fact, i was a judge at the very first u.s. first competition. in manchester, new hampshire. dean kaman invited me to be a judge. and the u.s. first competition was just too high -- two high schools in manchester the first year. so i'm very familiar with what he does. i'm very supportive of that. i gave a talk at a brand new charter school in my hometown up there where they're starting off kids with robotics and they're between the ages of 6 and 13. and, boy, are they excited to go to school. that was cool. let's see. the big problem that we had
. there will not negotiate on the debt ceiling. sherrod brown said they were going with it. whitehouse said the same thing earlier. obama said they want an end to the high jinks. host: what is your take on president obama's role in negotiating so far? guest: i think he has a strong impulse to reach a deal. his priorities to reaching a deal is surpassing his desire to stand up for progressive principles. to protect parts of the government from harmful cuts that would hurt a lot of regular americans. host: republicans saw his news conference as unusual. john mccain said he should not know if he should be mad or sad. guest: the white house anticipated a lot of progress angst over this deal. they knew there would be concessions. he was trying to fire up the team, slam-dunking on republicans to make it seem like a partisan fight. i think that probably worked. john mccain complained. a lot democratic rally to the cause. host: joe biden made his way to the senate last night. do you know? guest: he allayed a lot of concerns about the debt ceiling. if republicans would refuse to raise the debt ceiling and if obama
>> that wraps up to date's pro- forma session. we also heard that senator scott brown had confirmed that report. white house sources are vehemently denying that. the white house saying they have not sent up any bill or any built up to capitol hill today. we expect to have a question comes up when steny hoyer talks with reporters. that is supposed to happen in about five minutes. we will have live coverage when the minority whip speaks to reporters. in the meantime, we will bring you harry reid who opened the senate session this morning with comments on the situation, and we will hear what he had to say about the fiscal cliff now. : new year's eve is fast approaching and for decades and decades the american people have watched the ball drop in times square. it's the countdown to midnight, the start of a new year. but this year, mr. president, the american people are waiting for the ball to drop but it's not going to be a good drop. because americans' taxes are approaching the wrong direction. come the first of this year, americans will have less income than they have today. if we go over the cli
in and argued in. don't give in because of the fact these guys are different and they are brown somehow we have to have fantastic solutions. [applause] >> oh, google. up next, amos. >> once again i have to remind you that this debate is not about attacking iran. this debate is about not letting iran become nuclear. because the world cannot afford a nuclear iran. it is not the same story. it is not really the same story as the cold war. this is a regime calling for destruction of another country. i never remember the united states wants to destroy the soviet union and vice versa. so it's another story. and i think people underestimate what will happen to the m.p.t. and in what kind of world we will live after iran will become nuclear. it's not the issue -- i am a general. i fought in many wars. nobody hates wars more than me. i have been there. i saw the blood, i saw the pain, i saw the waste of resources, i saw the cry of the or fans and widows. we call for the world to wake up and stop iran before it will be a nuclear war. and when you run out of argument, you speak about the wars that nobody
, and from brown university, the 2012 presidential election. now a conversation on emerging economies like china, india, and brazil. we will hear from a new york university economist that says china is on the decline. he says sustainable economic growth is not possible. another economist argues china will continue growing. it is moderated by one of the magazine's editors. >> the emerging economies were the place to go if you wanted to feel optimistic. this year, there is a pretty sharp slowdown in emerging economies and i think a lot of questioning as to whether they can keep up the stellar growth rates. whether there is something bigger changing. if the models themselves have to be looked at. that is what has to be looked at for 2013. we have outstanding individuals that are both known for very contrary and views on emerging economies, we will start with bill easterly. he is probably best known to you for his books that have been best sellers. why the west has done so much harm and so little good, a very non-provocative book. and how they both fundamentally changed the way people thought
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